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  • Brain Droppings

  • Written by: George Carlin
  • Narrated by: George Carlin
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Brain Droppings

Written by: George Carlin
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Publisher's Summary

The thinking person's comic who uses words as weapons, George Carlin shares all-new, cutting-edge opinion and observational humor in this best seller. Carlin demolishes everyday values and leaves you laughing out loud. Learn what he thinks of sports fans, how he would improve the TV networks, his suggestions for "Legal Murder Once a Month," and his plan for "World Peace Through Dancing." Performed by Carlin himself, and filled with thoughts, musings, questions, lists, beliefs, curiosities, monologues, assertions, assumptions, and other verbal ordeals, Brain Droppings is infectiously funny.
©1997 Comedy Concepts, Inc. (P)16 9; 2000 HighBridge Company

Critic Reviews

  • Grammy Award Winner, Best Spoken Word Comedy Album, 2001

"Carlin...doesn't disappoint." (Entertainment Weekly)

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Hilarious! And thought provoking.

As expected, George Carlin, the master entertainer, entertains and make you think. The beauty of his narrations is that they can be enjoyed even if you have heard the same thing earlier.

Well worth the time spent, and I am sure I will reach for this audio book several times, when I am looking for a good laugh.

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best one liners I have ever heard!

this is the best book if you love sarcasm, in my opinion George Carlin is the best comic ever

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Textbook Carlin

Makes you want to bookmark every quote, even though it's deliberately useless. Textbook George Carlin.

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The audiobook experience was much better than reading it.

The narration and delivery is much more important than the content itself. This was quite obvious in this book. I found it a little difficult to finish reading the physical copy, but the audiobook was completely different. His manner of presenting the content makes all the difference. Great content and even better performance. Highly recommended for any fan of Carlin’s.

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Carlin does it better than your favorite comedian

There is a reason why comedians of this age hold him in such high regard. The profanity, although expected, may come off a bit excessive. Angry, relevant, poignant and insightful. This is one book that you will have to repeat to grab every nuance.

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Amazing work

Narrated by George Carlin himself. Great performance. Big time fan of him. A little heads up though: if you have seen some of his performances before, I am afraid you are going to find same jokes. Still funny though.

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  • Rod A.
  • 12-12-11

If you like the Carlin of late...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

George Carlin went through an very noticeable evolution as a comic. The comic in his latter days is the comic of this book. If you remember him as the Hippy Dippy Weatherman, then this is not the same comic. Brain Droppings is a book of comic observations of the stupid things humans do and say and Carlin has no sympathy for us a a species.

What about George Carlin’s performance did you like?

Carlin performs the reading of the book with the same style and well practiced performance that you would see when attending a live standup performance.(Which I was lucky enough to experience once.) The show I saw live was repeated verbatim a few months later on HBO.

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  • Christopher
  • 02-04-04

Not much energy, disappointing.

Not as good as the live stuff I've heard, which I loved and why I bought this book. No energy, somewhat flat delivery, comes across as a bit of a whiner. Some parts were funny, but I found myself wanting to get through it just to be done with it.

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  • The Alchemystic
  • 14-05-12

Kratchety Uncle George

Would you listen to Brain Droppings again? Why?

i listen again and again. i share his raunchy sense of humor.

What other book might you compare Brain Droppings to and why?

Napalm & Silly Putty I & 2. He has a great balance between 'righteous ranting' and 'raunchy humor'. George was a genius. i miss him.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-10-20

brilliant

I knew George Carlin was brilliant, it's great to hear the book narrated by him also.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-22

Learned not to give a hoot

With this piece of literature I learned not to care. You know what I’m sayin’?

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  • M. matusevich
  • 11-07-21

A George Carlin Classic

listening to this audiobook is like having a private George Carlin show in your car.

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  • Randy Milian
  • 15-10-18

The Best

George is the absolute best ever. This is such a good take on language and the human condition

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  • Ray
  • 24-03-06

Interesting

George's droppings certainly engages my brain. Really made me think. However, I didn't give this book very high mark because I didn't find it especially funny. Not in the rolling on the floor with stomach pain sort of way, which was what I was hoping for. Maybe it's just my sense of humor.

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  • Christoph
  • 16-06-04

Below expectations

Even though some parts are funny, the general book is below my expectations. I too could hardly wait to get done with the book so I can put on a new one. Of the 40 books I've read so far, this is the first one that gets deleted.

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  • Fran B. Browne
  • 02-06-22

Better in concert

While I loved Carlin as a stand-up, tbibook was boring and contrived. It's like you were listening to his musings and rambling without context of an audience.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-01-23

if your familiar with Carlin's work, you know

Tipical George Carlin material, complaining, criticizing, analyzing and the arsenal of words be uses, is all crammed into this short listen

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  • J.K.
  • 21-09-20

If you already know Carlin's standup, don't bother

Mostly bits from Carlin's standup, just not edited as well and with worse delivery. I feel like the parts of it didn't make it to any of the specials for a reason.

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  • Another fool
  • 29-02-20

classic George Carlin and highly recommended

George allows us to laugh at ourselves with impunity. The best comic of the 20th century?

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  • Vitalijus
  • 14-07-19

Quick listen, full of sarcastic jokes

George as always offers a different angle to see things. Fun and unique comedian. Sad current generation is usually scratching the surface

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  • Max and Natalie Moorcock
  • 23-01-19

Disappointing

I have always found Carlin's political and social commentary very insightful and extremely funny. Unfortunately I had to give up on this book as it is just grumblings about modern life. Save your money and turn on a day time talk radio call in.

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  • david
  • 05-03-18

wish it went on longer

One of the finest comedians of all time. a little over priced but still good value if you're paying per laugh

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-04-19

Wordsmith George Carlin

if you know his comedy this will give you an insight into the way he likes to think. he loves playing around with odd words and phrases.

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  • Michael Chapman
  • 23-09-18

Hilarious

Driest delivery. Sad that he's gone.
I recommend this if your feeling a bit low.